Early career teachers link students' enthusiasm for digital media with literacy, inquiry and civic engagement beyond the classroom through Web 2.0 tools: webquests, wikis, websites, blogs, social networking.
Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, Portland, OR; Kjerstin Brinton, Portland State Unviersity, Portland, OR; Geoffrey Stuckart, Central Catholic High School, Portland, OR; Nicholas Verbon, Portland State University, Portland, OR; Jeffrey Fuller, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Teams can be a powerful tool in the Social Studies classroom. This presentation will focus on the benefits of co-teaching and course teams for both students and teachers.
Michelle Mullis, North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, GA; Holly Smith, North Gwinnett High Shool, Suwanee, GA
The purpose of this qualitative research was to determine the perspectives held by current secondary education public school principals when dealing with potential social studies teachers.
Lindon Ratliff, Mississippi State University - Meridian Campus, Meridian, MS
Learn activities to teach cross-cultural and positive psychology to help students understand social justice. These activities provide a rich opportunity to learn psychology and promote social engagement.
Amy Fineburg, Oak Mountain High School, Shelby County, AL
Watch rare video of my friend and colleague, Harvard University Professor Lawrence Kohlberg as he explains his theory and passion for social justice.
Sam Gomberg, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
A scholar from Sendai shares his experience with the natural disaster and on-going recovery effort. The session explores the avenues for national/international civic engagements for youth in post 3.11 Japan.
Misato Yamaguchi, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA; Jin'ichiro Saito, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi
Learn strategies to help students think critically about when or if war is justified. Lesson plans provided to promote critical thinking about major conflicts in the world today.
Sandra Oldendorf, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
The authors reflect on this use of social networking in the social studies classroom, and the potential opportunities and challenges in using it to foster global citizenship.
Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Misato Yamaguchi, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
This influential framework has crippled the teaching of thinking and subject matter in social studies for decades. The session explains the problem and offers an alternative approach and sample resources.
Roland Case, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
Using the National Constitution Center's international program, Being We the People as a case study, participants will look a new ways to engage students across cultures using multimedia platforms.
Kerry Sautner, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA; Kathleen Maher, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA